Ah, summer. The season of sun-soaked days, balmy nights, and the primal need to beat the heat. What if we told you that you could combine the nostalgia of homemade cookies and the delight of a frosty treat into one uber-delicious dessert? Intrigued? Buckle up, because we’re about to embark on a delicious journey: presenting the Heavenly Homemade Cookie Dough Ice Cream – a cool twist on a timeless classic!
For the Ice Cream:
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
For the Cookie Dough:
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1. Making the Cookie Dough: Cream together the butter and sugars in a bowl. Mix in the milk and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour and salt until incorporated, then fold in the mini chocolate chips. Form the dough into small balls, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and freeze them.
2. Preparing the Ice Cream Mixture: In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream and milk. Heat this mixture over medium heat until it begins to steam. Stir in the sugar until it’s fully dissolved, and then mix in the vanilla extract.
3. Cooling the Mixture: Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then cover it and refrigerate it for at least two hours, or preferably overnight.
4. Churning the Ice Cream: Pour the chilled mixture into your ice cream maker and churn it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
5. Adding the Cookie Dough: Just a few minutes before the churning is complete, add in the frozen cookie dough balls.
6. Freezing the Ice Cream: Transfer the ice cream to a lidded container and freeze it for at least 4 hours, or until it’s firm enough to scoop.
Dive into this dreamy dessert that’s sure to make a splash at any summer gathering!
Variations and Tips
You can get playful and swap out the chocolate chips with white chocolate, peanut butter chips, or even M&Ms. You can also experiment by using browned butter in the cookie dough for a richer, nuttier flavor.
There you have it – a new summer tradition, your go-to comfort dessert, and your ticket to turning any hot, summer day into a celebration. We can’t wait to see your take on this scrumptious recipe!